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Heritage railway joins forces to build a locomotive for the future

Heritage railway joins forces to build a locomotive for the future
Description
The Severn Valley Railway has teamed up with the University of Birmingham and local start-up company, Vanguard Sustainable Transport Solutions, to work on a ground-breaking scheme.
Date:
23/04/2021

Siemens Mobility and University of Birmingham announce research and innovation partnership

Siemens Mobility and University of Birmingham announce research and innovation partnership
Description
Siemens Mobility and the University of Birmingham have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a centre of excellence for rail research and innovation in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire.
Date:
01/04/2021

South East Europe and UK Virtual Rail Summit announced for May 2021

South East Europe and UK Virtual Rail Summit announced for May 2021
Description
The Rail Cluster for South East Europe (RCSEE) and the Rail Alliance today (Thursday 25 February 2021) announce that they will be hosting a South East Europe / United Kingdom Virtual Rail Summit on Tuesday 18 May 2021.
Date:
25/02/2021

Consultation receives overwhelming support for plans to secure the future of NCATI

Description
A public consultation published today reveals overwhelming support for plans that will secure the future of the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure.
Date:
24/02/2021

World Congress on Railway Research 2022: Call for Papers

World Congress on Railway Research 2022: Call for Papers
Description
The WCRR Organising Committee is now inviting the submission of abstracts for presentations at the 2022 Congress in line with the theme: Reshaping our railways post-pandemic: Research with an impact.
Date:
17/02/2021

RSSB and University of Birmingham to host World Congress on Railway Research on behalf of UK Rail in 2022.

RSSB and University of Birmingham to host World Congress on Railway Research on behalf of UK Rail in 2022.
Description
The 13th World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR) is coming to the United Kingdom, proudly hosted by RSSB and the University of Birmingham.
Date:
09/02/2021

Researchers confirm overcrowding alerts can help maintain social distancing on UK public transport

Researchers confirm overcrowding alerts can help maintain social distancing on UK public transport
Description
A service that predicts passenger intent to travel can be used across the UK rail network to reduce overcrowding and help people maintain social distancing.
Date:
09/12/2020

University of Birmingham wins Guardian University Award for 'Business Collaboration of the Year' for transformative decarbonised rail project

University of Birmingham wins Guardian University Award for 'Business Collaboration of the Year' for transformative decarbonised rail project
Description
A project to develop the UK's first hydrogen-powered train (HydroFLEX) has been named 'Business Partnership of the Year' in the 2020 Guardian University Awards.
Date:
25/11/2020

How can we develop the next generation of rail vehicles to deliver on decarbonisation?

How can we develop the next generation of rail vehicles to deliver on decarbonisation?
Description
Researchers are working to integrate hydrogen and battery power to the country's rolling stock to meet the government's ambitious decarbonisation targets.
Date:
23/11/2020

Speaker line up confirmed for HSREI conference

Speaker line up confirmed for HSREI conference
Description
Leading industry experts will be keynote speakers and expert at the major event hosted by the Education department at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE).
Date:
19/11/2020
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